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The Odyssey Magazine of the Arts is a student publication of

Lake-Sumter State College

Odyssey Lecture Series No. 1

September 10, 2019

The Last Dragon

July 10, 2019

Call for Proposals: Odyssey Lecture Series

June 10, 2019

“How long has she had the fever?” asked Doctor Martin Ray as he stepped into his son-in-law’s house.

After Alex closed the door behind him, he said, “F...

An Extinguished Flame

April 30, 2019

Margo's Lament

April 23, 2019

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April 23, 2019

Margo's Lament
By Tyler Horn

Consumed by

Illogical outcomes 

Ease my mind

Of the sleepless nights

Cease this disturbed respite 

Running away at great haste

From the corrupted blight

Escape with me

From the egregious lies 

The ones, you know

Our false prophet contrived

The time is...

April 4, 2019

 Child Support

Jennifer Compton
Honorable Mention - Poetry, 2019 Art & Literary Contest

All the kids laugh
At my clothes and shoes
A crime of fashion
They won’t excuse

Hand-me-downs
From my brother
Good enough
Says my mother

A hole in my jeans
Shirt with a stain
Playground...

April 3, 2019

 The Death of Team Three
Told by the Survivor, Leslie Walden

2nd Place, 2019 Art & Literary Contest

As sweat droops and the 
Breathing quickens, the team staggers 
Into position.

The weathered bodies 
Clashing and gasping, as wrong 
Calls change their future.

All black ho...

A Final Symphony

A symphony of rage falls on deaf ears,

Harmonies descend upon sympathy,

Swallows him whole and unleashes new fears,

Thunder of virtuoso clarity,

Vicious arpeggios crash through the air,

Is it not beautiful?  Strike empathy,

Lucid visions of a profound despair...

Two Birds

Two birds in separate picturesque twilight,
One taking flight on the winds of time and space,
The other gazes upon the waves of discontent,
Each with an opposing paradigm they embrace,
Two choices present themselves, 
Cross an ocean of fate or watch the waves...

Forever Dreaming

I’m summer dreaming in a December winter,

As music fills my mind and soul,

I find myself seduced by a siren’s voice that consumes me whole,

I’m only dreaming of her, lost in reverie,

A thousand mantic truths emanate from her mouth,

With just a kiss on those...

February 18, 2017

You were a corner, one piece of the border, guidance for the rest.

I was part of the inside, one out of the thousand pieces in the box.

We were a perfect match or so it seemed, then another piece was found.

Upon turning that piece, you seemed to fit better with it, in...

February 16, 2017

A Negro Walking Down the Street

1st place 2017 Poetry Competition
2nd place 2017 FCSPA - Best Poem

As I walk down the street I realize I’m the only Negro there.

All white eyes follow me like I’m a piece of meat just waiting

to sink their teeth into me.

I look around nervou...

February 16, 2017

The Odyssey Magazine of the Arts is taking submissions of short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, speculative fiction, non-fiction, drawing, paintings, photography and sculpture. We are currently looking to publish the work of authors and artists who have not yet been pu...

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